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Isaac FINCH

(1783-1845)

FINCH, Isaac, a Representative from New York; born in Stillwater, Saratoga County, N.Y., October 13, 1783; moved with his parents to Peru, Clinton County, N.Y., in 1787; attended the public schools; studied law, but did not engage in extensive practice; settled near Jay, Essex County, N.Y., and became interested in agricultural pursuits; served as major in the Twenty-sixth Regiment of Infantry during the War of 1812; member of the State assembly 1822-1824; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first Congress (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1831); was not a candidate for renomination in 1830; resumed agricultural pursuits; died in Jay, N.Y., June 23, 1845; interment in Central Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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